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Fred Parris & The SatinsFred Parris & The Satins ... CD
Elektra (Japan), 1982. New Copy ... $21.99
The Five Satins were always one of the classiest groups of the doo wop era – and they really continue that legacy here in a wonderful set of modern soul tracks from the early 80s – a record that's got all the careful poise and polish of other excellent Elektra soul albums from the same period! Lead singer Fred Parris is firmly out front – and the group's a quartet – but the approach here draws on older harmony strengths, and works things through a sweet set of contemporary R&B charts – very groovy sounds that are light years away from the style of the group back in the 60s! Titles include the great stepper "Let Me Be The Last One", an excellent version of "Didn't I Blow Your Mind", and the cuts "Loving You Would Be The Sweetest Thing", "I'll Be Seeing You", and "Breaking Up". CD
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VariousSoul Of Spanish Harlem – Beautiful Soul Music From The Heart Of New York's Spanish Harlem ... LP
Fania/BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $19.99
One of the hippest sets we've ever seen on Spanish Harlem – a collection that goes way past the Latin Soul hits, to dig deep in the uptown underground at the end of the 60s! The package is compiled with gems from the Fania catalog, but rally moves past the obvious – going for some of the more obscure artists who recorded singles for some of the smaller Fania-held labels – and often focusing on tunes that drew more from late 60s soul and funk than they did from any Latin rhythms of the time. The singers are especially wonderful – and often hit a vibe that's right up there with some of Joe Bataan's best of the period – richly soulful, but often deeply personal too – never as polished as chart soul, and often showing a grittier, more realistic style that's totally great – especially when mixed with instrumentation as tight as this! Titles include "Reflections Of My Life" by 125th Street Candy Store, "On Old Broadway" by 107th Street Stickball Team, "Don't Be Afraid" by Lebron Brothers, "Central Park" by Harvey Averne Dozen, "Heaven" by Tito Ramos, "Your Smile" by Parris, "Some Lonely Heart" by Ronnie Marks, "There's No Girl" by Olivieri, "Maria Maria" by King Nando, "Already Satisfied" by Tony Middleton & Bobby Matos, "Nitty Boo Boo" by The Nitty Sextette, "Lonely Has Been My Day" by Ralphie & The Latin Lovers, "I'm Gonna Leave You" by Russell Cohen & The New Yorkers, and "Ain't No Big Thing" by Ralfi Pagan. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousDance Mania – Ghetto Madness ... CD
Strut (UK), Mid 90s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Strut Records takes another dip into the rich legacy of Dance Mania Records – one of the longer-lasting imprints on the Chicago house scene – and a label that continued to make lots of great music after others had given up! The focus here is on the later years of Dance Mania – a time when national and critical attention had shifted away from Windy City house, which only seemed to open things up even more – as the artists got even more experimental with their styles, and turned out some really amazing work! There's almost nothing here that seems aimed at the mainstream or the charts at all – and, if anything, the tracks seem to return to the darkest, spookiest styles of the early acid years – with a similar sort of sonic intensity. Titles include "The Groove" by Houz'mon, "Ghetto Booty" by Parris Mitchell, "Computer Sex" by DJ Funk, "Hit It" by Darien, "Computer Madness" by Steve Poindexter, "1112" by DJ Deeon, "Pump That Shit Up" by Jammin Gerald, "Bounce That Body" by Wax Master Maurice, "Give Me Ecstasy" by Paul Johnnson, and "Pump On The Floor" by Jammin Gerald. CD
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✨✧ Man ParrishHip Hop, Be Bop (Don't Stop) (5:36, 4:00, part 2) ... 12-inch
Importe/12, 1982. Very Good ... $14.99
A classic electro groove – and one of the tracks that's a contender for the origin of the word "hip hop"! A very nice groove with an early Arthur Baker feel, and the kind of cut that we slept on during the 80s, but which sounds totally great today! 3 different edits. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In an Importe sleeve with marker. Label has some pen.)

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Larry MurraySweet Country Sweet ... CD
Verve/Universal (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $22.99
A beautifully moody record from Larry Murray – an artist you might guess as being a country rocker from the title and his cowboy hat on the back cover – but one who, like some of the best from this generation, really has a lot more to offer overall! Murray's working here in hip territory on the Verve Forecast label – with a bit of twang in some of the instrumentation, but much deeper singer/songwriter currents overall – that rare mix of styles that only a rare few were able to take to the charts in the time, while so many others like Larry languished at the bottom ends of the record racks, even though their work was equally great. Instrumentation is by an intimate array of talents who include JD Souther and Paul Parrish – and backing vocals are from Swampwater on a few tracks too. Titles include "Headed For The Country", "Big Bayou", "Sweet Country Suite", "Dakota", "Bugler", "Mora's Boy", and "When I See Jamie". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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✨✧ VariousFor Northern Soul Collectors Vol 1 ... CD
EMI (UK), 1960s. New Copy 2CDs ... Out Of Stock
A sprawling, double-sized set of Northern Soul singles – compiled by Richard Searling and with a focus on the pivotal mid 60s period – from the vaults of labels/imprints both big and small! It's got great singles issued at the time on Roulette, Capitol, United Artists, Sue, Veep, Minit, Liberty and more – mostly from '65-'68 – with some fairly famous names and comparably forgotten ones. Most of these tunes became rarities quite soon after they appeared – and it's s a massive set, too – with 50 tracks on 2CDs! Includes "Better Use Your Head" by Little Anthony & The Imperials, "Dance Dance Dance" by The Casualeers, "I'll Do Anything" by Doris Troy, "He Always Comes Back To Me" by Clydie King, "Movin' Away" by Kenny Lynch, "The Drifter" by Ray Pollard, "Breakout" by Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels, "My Dear Heart" by Shawn Robinson, River Of Tears" by by Barbara Banks, "She Blew A Good Thing" by The Poets, "I'm On My Way" by Dean Parrish and more. CD

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✨✧ VariousTheo Parrish – Black Jazz Signature (unmixed) ... LP
Black Jazz/Snow Dog (Japan), Early 70s. New Copy 2 LPs Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Theo Parrish takes on the music of Black Jazz Records – yet somehow manages to make the whole thing come across with a cosmic groove that's all his own! By that, we don't mean that Theo's messing with the cuts – just that his selection here really highlights the more expansively electric and rhythmically angular elements of the label's classic catalog – sounds that are clearly an inspiration for a huge number of 21st Century musicians and producer – not just Parrish himself! There's a richly spiritual vibe to the whole set – and the collection is easily one of the best presentations of the Black Jazz label we've ever heard – stunning from start to finish. The LP features a dozen Black Jazz tracks, all unmixed – and titles include "My Favorite Things" by Gene Russell, "Those Who Chant" by Walter Bishop, "Jupiter" and "Convulsions" by The Awakening, "Trance Dance" by Doug Carn, "Time & Space" by Rudolph Johnson, "Criss Cross" and "BE" by Calvin Keys, and "Blue Bossa" by Walter Bishop Jr. LP, Vinyl record album

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